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37 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old

They say youth is wasted on the young. Are you wasting yours?

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7. Failing to make physical fitness a priority.

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Too many of us spend the physical peak of our lives on the couch. When you hit 40, 50, 60, and beyond, you'll dream of what you could have done.

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10. Not trying harder in school.

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It's not just that your grades play a role in determining where you end up in life. Eventually you'll realize how neat it was to get to spend all day learning, and wish you'd paid more attention.

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20. Not volunteering enough.

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OK, so you probably won't regret not volunteering Hunger Games style, but nearing the end of one's life without having helped to make the world a better place is a great source of sadness for many.

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22. Missing the chance to ask your grandparents questions before they die.

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Most of us realize too late what an awesome resource grandparents are. They can explain everything you'll ever wonder about where you came from, but only if you ask them in time.

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29. Refusing to let friendships run their course.

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People grow apart. Clinging to what was, instead of acknowledging that things have changed, can be a source of ongoing agitation and sadness.

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37. Not being grateful sooner.

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It can be hard to see in the beginning, but eventually it becomes clear that every moment on this earth — from the mundane to the amazing — is a gift that we're all so incredibly lucky to share.